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Kia Niro wins 2023 Women’s World Car of the year, specifications, features, and all you need to know about this car

Kia Niro wins 2023: The 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) award goes to the Kia Niro. The announcement is timed to fall on March 8, International Women’s Day. The 63 participating motoring journalists, who represented 43 nations, examined every aspect of several vehicles while testing them. The top 59 automobiles in each category were selected in the first round of voting from a total of 59 contenders.

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All about the Kia Niro

The Niro hybrid made its debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and the plug-in hybrid model debuted at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. A year later, the South Korean automaker showed off the EV at the 2018 Auto Expo. Nonetheless, the vehicle is offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The Hyundai Ioniq is supported by the same platform, which is an interesting fact. 

Engine and performance

The 1.6-litre engine and the 44.5kQ electric motor are both included in the KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid’s specifications. The total output of the petrol engine and the electric battery is 141 horsepower, while 265 nm of torque is generated. It has a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission to send power to the front wheels.

The 8.9kWh Li-Polymer battery in the KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid is said to provide a 58km all-electric driving range. A full charge requires two hours and fifteen minutes. The combined range of the petrol and battery pack is remarkable at 840 km. The plug-in hybrid powertrain, on the other hand, offers a fuel efficiency of 18.6 km/l.


The interiors are tastefully decorated and have a two-tone colour scheme. In the centre console, an enormous 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is located. It also includes parking camera integration and connectivity capabilities like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Further comfort-related technology from KIA includes a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, 2-zone automatic climate control, and Smart Cruise Control.

Launch in India

KIA has not stated whether it intends to introduce the model in India.

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